Mr. Daryl Raymond is the country manager of Rainforest Adventures (RFA) St. Lucia. Mr. Raymond also has responsibility for RFA’s St. Maarten operations. Rainforest Adventures is a tour operator with its primary focus on ecotourism. The company creates unique adventures that inspire the sustainable use of the environment and an appreciation of local culture. The Company has operations in destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Raymond is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, Barbados, from where he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Banking and Finance, with First Class Honors. Mr. Raymond also holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) with Distinction, in Development Finance from the University of Manchester, UK.
Mr. Raymond is presently the Chairman of the Saint Lucia Development Bank. He has previously held the position of Senior Consultant with Deloitte – attached to the USAID Caribbean Clean Energy Project. Within the sphere of the public service, Mr. Raymond served as Contracts Manager at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport. In addition, he has served on numerous statutory boards including the Board of Directors of Invest St. Lucia.
In addition to his academic and professional pursuits, Mr. Raymond has also been immersed in community activism. He is a former 1st – Vice President of the St. Lucia National Youth Council, a former Director on the Board of the Community Development Foundation (CDF), and a former Secretary of the St. Lucia Kennel Club.